Saturday, May 2, 2009

spotlight: african designers do the kimono!


[wunmi williams in phunkafrique as seen here]

we've been spotting some of the most fabulous african-print kimonos out and about...and advocates that we are of incorporating africa however you can, here are a few pieces from some of our favorite designers to inspire you!

PHUNKAFRIQUE


first up, we have gorgeous metallic print kimono tops from phunkafrique's "phunkafrique evolves" collection:



and if it's kimono-style dresses you're into...



JEWEL BY LISA


next, we have pieces from the first lady of bling, lisa folawiyo (jewel by lisa)



you can't go wrong with exquisite beading and bling done well, can you?

AKPOS OKUDU

if it's batik you're into, get into akpos okudu...



COCOA MACHE

for an indigenous feel to your kimono...



shop online here and take advantage of the ongoing $5 off promotion.

CHOPSTIXWAITS


for african wax print...



shop here!

DURO OLOWU


can't forget ethnic-style kimono dresses from duro olowu...



loving them all! hope you're inspired :-)

xo

order information:

phunkafrique
akpos okudu

photo sources:

bella naija
google

3 comments:

♥B said...

Thanks for stopping by! The metallic kimonos are so pretty!!

Fly Girl said...

What are you trying to do to me? I can't take the unending fabulousness of all these kimonos and dresses. I need them all but my wallet doesn't agree.

xoliquoricexo said...

@ B: they SO are! thanks for dropping by!

@ fly girl: hahahaha! save up :-)

xo